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Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected) Hardcover – April 30, 2013
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Eve Adamson has written or co-written more than fifty books, including Bethenny Frankel’s recent bestsellers. EveAdamson.com
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I couldn't agree more! This is without a doubt a time to bear witness to the truth.
I also agree that there is nothing at all shameful about availing ourselves of medical technology such as IVF, egg donation or any other form of assisted reproduction, as long as we do what we can to protect ourselves, our children and anyone else involved in the process, from potential harm. In almost two decades I've celebrated many IVF-conceived babies with mothers who had prepared for the high-tech-trail attentive to internal cues.
Rhom's vision of a global network of women supporting one another on the scenic road to motherhood, is an equally valiant message. In fact, that vision has been a reality for some of us for quite a while. If Elisabeth Rohm had taken the time to Google high FSH (Rohm's diagnosis) or any other infertility related marker, chances are she might have found supportive communities of women doing just what she is urging us to do. In countless online fertility forums, many of us have been having deep conversations about the subjects Rohm wants to rally the Hollywood Sisterhood to talk about: feeling deserving, learning to ditch the self-blame game and love ourselves.
Had I not spent the last 19 years of my life in intimate dialogues with hundreds of the wounded veterans of the infertility techno-wars, I too might join the accolades for Baby Steps led by Dr. Sahakian, Rohm's fertility doctor and the director of Pacific Fertility Center in LA, who writes: "What Elisabeth is doing by writing her memoir...Read more ›
I must admit that I don't really know who Elisabeth Rohm is. I have never been a fan of any of the shows she has been in and had she not told me who she was and what shows she has been a part of in her book, I wouldn't have known. It was not her celebrity status and particular interest in who she was that drove me to this book, but instead I was interested in someone who was apparently somewhat well known talking openly about infertility. She does make an excellent case in this book over the fact that in Hollywood, women often refuse to talk about their struggles with infertility and most wouldn't dare admit that they used fertility treatments in order to conceive their children. I think she is definitely on to something with the fact that it has to do with perceived youth. Everyone knows that in Hollywood the men can age gracefully... but women, well they just get replaced with younger starlets.
Elizabeth's story of infertility may not touch the hearts of women outside of Hollywood who have suffered for years with infertility.Read more ›
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Sue me, for I bought the book because of its front & back covers. Ever since seeing her on Law & Order (one of my favorite shows), I have considered Elisabeth the most beautiful... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mikko Sandt
Definitely something I needed, and so thankful someone took the time to share their own struggles. Infertility can be such a stressful, and emotional rollercoaster, so it's nice... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Kindle Customer
It was 107 pages of another actresses memoir, of her struggles in life, struggles in Hollywood. The first chapter was an exciting invitation to be apart of her journey of... Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by MBP
This book purports to be about infertility, but is really merely an opportunity to for this actor to roll around in her own history and relationships. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by TallulahMay
Having never been through infertility, this book was an eye opener! I have known women who have had troubles, but Elisabeth Rohm puts into perspective just how easy it is to get... Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by NewAgeMama
As someone who has dealt with infertility and also the loss of my mother, I could really relate. Worth reading.Published on June 27, 2013 by Molly House
Elisabeth gives insight into dealing with her own fertility issues. She tells about her own childhood and acting life that sounds far from perfect. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Stefanie S
Although she sometimes contradicts herself, it's a well-written, enticing book of love and grief, childhood and motherhood, work and play, thrills and challenges. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Veronica Marin